Messi vs Ronaldo: Crystal Palace star picks his Football GOAT

Messi vs Ronaldo: Crystal Palace star picks his Football GOAT

Hassan Abdulsalam 13:27 - 09.12.2023

Crystal Palace's Jefferson Lerma has picked his greatest of all time.

Crystal Palace's Jefferson Lerma, renowned for his tenure in the Premier League and among the top Colombian players in the league's history, has had the rare opportunity to play against football legends Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. 

His career in England, which began in 2018 after a spell in La Liga with Levante, brought him face-to-face with these icons during their time at Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Lerma's Opinion on the Greatest

In a candid discussion with talkSPORT, Lerma shared his insights into who he believes stands out between Messi and Ronaldo. Acknowledging the challenge of choosing the best, he inclined towards Cristiano Ronaldo as his pick. 

He emphasized that, despite their different styles, both Messi and Ronaldo's success is a testament to their hard work.

Crystal Palace's Jefferson Lerma

Upcoming Challenges: Facing the Likes of Salah

Lerma doesn't shy away from daunting tasks, as evidenced by his upcoming match against Mohamed Salah and Liverpool. 

His experiences playing against football's elite, like Ronaldo and Messi, have equipped him to face such formidable opponents with confidence.